Boys Swimming: Red Wing breezes past River FallsRed Wing and River Falls competed the final three events Thursday as an exhibition as the Wingers defeated the Wildcats 104-79 in River Falls.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing and River Falls competed the final three events Thursday as an exhibition as the Wingers defeated the Wildcats 104-79 in River Falls.
Without the exhibition races, Red Wing would have won 119-67.
“This was a great first meet for the boys,” Red Wing head coach Kevin O’Brien said. “There were some good races tonight. It’s nice to see them dig in and race the swimmer next to them. They have been working really hard in practice and it’s nice to see the times continue to drop.”
The Wingers swept first, second and third place in four events, and had the quickest time in all three relay races. Red Wing finished the final race, the 400-yard freestyle relay, in 3 minutes, 33.95 seconds, but River Falls took first in 3:48.57 because of the exhibition.
In the 200 medley relay, the Wingers took first in 1:49.60, and their 200 freestyle relay team of Ted Toegel, Josh Berg, Dan O’Keefe and Tanner Alms, won in 1:37.13. Alms swam the anchor leg in 21.98 seconds.
Hunter Connelly dropped .76 seconds in his 100 backstroke and took first in 57.10 seconds.
“Hunter is very excited to see these times knowing that because he is already getting state cuts, he will be able to taper for the state meet,” O’Brien said.
Red Wing swept the top three spots in the 200 freestyle with Alms in first, Ethan Myers second and Connelly in third. Toegel won the 100 freestyle in 54.95 seconds, Calvin Roth was second in 56.03 seconds and Berg took third in 56.18 seconds. Tanner Alms was first in the 500 freestyle in 4:52.92, Myers came in second and Roth finished third.
Berg won the 200 individual medley in 2:20.00 for the Wingers, Nolan Schmidt was second and Ben Schaffer took third. Adam Sienczak finished first in the 50 freestyle in 23.21 seconds, and Chris Byrne won the 1-meter diving competition with a score of 172.
Red Wing will take a break before getting back in the pool Dec. 27 at home against Faribault.